TESTS & TECHNOLOGY at sportsci.org


     This page is an index for all the articles at the Sportscience site that relate to tests and technologies for assessing and enhancing training and performance. Articles within each topic are sorted by date, with the most recent at the top.
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Biomechanics
Blood Tests
Equipment
Performance Tests


Biomechanics
2006 Aerodynamic Drag Area of Cyclists Determined with Field-Based Measures. Jim Martin and colleagues. Practical measurement of an important predictor of cycling performance.
2003 Dynamical Systems Theory: a relevant framework for performance-oriented sports biomechanics research. Paul Glazier, Keith Davids, Roger Bartlett. New approaches to analysis of sports movements.  
1999 Judging Gymnastics with Biomechanics by William Sands and Jeni McNeal. Objective scoring in this subjective sport.
  Learn from Nature's Competitive Swimmers by Edwin DeMont. Aquatic animals avoid making waves, and they use unsteady fluid dynamics to generate force.
1997
-1998
Lift or Drag? Let's Get Skeptical About Freestyle Propulsion by Ross Sanders
  Coaches Learn to Use Video Analysis by T odd Allinger


Blood Tests

 2000:

Tests for EPO Abuse by Will Hopkins

 1997-1998:

Skeleton in the Freezer by Stephen Seiler

Blood Testing for Professional Cyclists

David Martin et al.

Tighter Control on Skiers' Use of EPO

Stephen Seiler

Palm-top Blood Lab

Gord Sleivert


Equipment

 1999:

A New Weights Machine with Dynamically Adjustable Resistance by Fred Hatfield. Novel technology for the gym.


 1997-1998:

Slap-Skate Update

Stephen Seiler

Speedskaters Get New Skates

Stephen Seiler

Aero Wheels? Roads Yes, Trails No.

Jason Nugent

Breathe Right Nasal Strips: Comment

Andrea Fuller 

Breathe Right Nasal Strips: Not for Most Athletes

Fred Hatfield

Strength-Shoes Review Challenged

Fred Hatfield II

Strength Shoes: Pain, No Gain

Fred Hatfield II


Performance Tests

2004 In Brief: Calibrating Metabolic Carts. Will Hopkins. Save on calgas.
  How to Interpret Changes in an Athletic Performance Test. Will Hopkins. Article/slideshow on smallest worthwhile changes, the best tests, and making sense of the results.
2003 Dynamical Systems Theory: a relevant framework for performance-oriented sports biomechanics research. Paul Glazier, Keith Davids, Roger Bartlett. New approaches to analysis of sports movements.
2000:

Has Your Patient/Client/Subject Changed? by Will Hopkins

 1997-1998:

What's Worth Monitoring? by Will Hopkins

Freezing Field Tests

Stephen Seiler

Reliable Rowing

Will Hopkins


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